Introductory Programs
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Ages 3-6

INTRODUCTORY BREAKDOWNS

Our Introductory Programs welcomes players to the game of hockey.  Players will gain an understanding of their edges on their skates, their flats, how to stop, how to control the puck, how to pass the puck.

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Introductory - Learn to Skate

Our program follows a curriculum, with each session having a specific theme so players can be introduced to all the aspects of skating. All skaters must wear proper hockey helmets with full face shields. Most skaters that participate in the learn to skate program are between ages 3 and 5.  Older skaters are able to participate but the average age of the group will be younger.

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Balance (Both Skates)
Forwards Shuffle
Backwards Shuffle

Level 1 Requirements
  • First Time Skaters

  • Generally Younger Skaters | Ages 3-4

  • Ran on Goalie Sheet | 8 Skaters

Level 2 Requirements
  • Have Ability To Stand

  • Understanding of Edges, Balances, & Weight Transfer

  • Ran on Training Sheet | 12 Skaters

START YOUR HOCKEY JOURNEY HERE

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Pre-Season 2021 Level 1
October to December

Pre-Season 2021 Level 2
October to December

Winter 2022 Level 1
January to March

Winter 2022 Level 2
January to March

Location: RINK North

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Introductory - Intro to Hockey

Our Intro to Hockey Program (ITH) is designed to introduce the game of hockey in an enjoyable and safe environment. Players participate in full equipment and receive instructed skill training from one of our professional staff. Our focus is creating a foundation for good hockey basics; skating, puck handling, shooting and passing. Learning the basics correctly from an early age provides the solid foundation that all hockey fundamentals are based upon. 

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Single Leg Balance
Stopping
Puck Push While Skating
Passing Stationary

START YOUR HOCKEY JOURNEY HERE

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Pre-Season 2021
October to December

Winter 2022
January to March

Location: RINK North

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Introductory - Intro to Figure Skating

Intro to Figure Skating is an introductory program that teaches skills to children that have an interest in learning how to figure skate. Skaters must be 4-8 years old and able to stand up and skate on their own. Skaters will be taught in small groups by a NCCP Certified Coach with a coach to skater ratio of 1:7. This program will create a fun, enthusiastic atmosphere to learn correct technique in fundamental skills such as edges, stroking, jumps, spins, and musical interpretation.

Skaters do not have to start in figure skates, but it is expected that they transition to figure skates within the first 2-3 sessions of the program. Correct equipment is important part of skill acquisition. Helmets are required until the program lead has identified the skater has progressed to a point where it may be removed.

The Intro to Figure Skating program also features an off-ice component with RINK Testify Performance. This component will take place in the gym following the on-ice session. Off-ice training is incorporated to improve balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination.

 Dress the Part | Athletes are expected to come ready to train
  • On-Ice
    • Black pants and RINK Apparel
    • Layers can be worn for warmth
    • If it has been identified by a coach that a helmet is not required, females should have their hair pulled back in a neat ponytail or a bun
  • Off-Ice
    • Running shoes
    • Athletic bottoms and top
    • Females hair should be pulled back in a neat ponytail or bun

START YOUR FIGURE SKATING JOURNEY HERE

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Location: RINK Training Centre


Pre-Season 2021
October to December

Winter 2022
January to March

Location: RINK North

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Introduction - Hockey Development

The Hockey Development Program will help skaters continue to build on fundamental skills required to participate in hockey. This program offers continuous hockey education on hockey fundamentals through skating and skill development as well as competitive drills and games. Throughout the program, skaters will be challenged to expand their abilities in essential topics such as: edge control, stopping, puck control, passing in motion and backwards skating. The Hockey development program will teach both the tangible and intangible skills to fully prepare players for a team atmosphere and future RINK Programs.

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Moving Backwards
Stopping
Understanding Edges
Puck Control - FH/BH and Between Toes
Passing In Motion

START YOUR HOCKEY JOURNEY HERE

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Pre-Season 2021
October to December

Winter 2022
January to March

Location: RINK North

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Introductory - Skating & Skills

This program encompasses the best of what the RINK has to offer in a single program. Regardless of mastery level, Skating & Skills incorporates aspects of Power SkatingShooting & Scoring, and Puck Control programs, giving players a taste of everything we specialize in.

The Skating and Skills Program is designed to develop great habits through the proper techniques. On-ice, skaters will focus on balance and body position for a variety of techniques. While mastering puck control, skaters will learn to give and receive passes both stationary and in-motion. This program focuses on a well-rounded approach to the skater’s skill development.

*The Female Only Skating & Skills program will feature a curriculum that is more focused on the Shooting & Scoring and Puck Control aspects of the program.*

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Power Skating | Balance & Body Position for a Variety of Techniques
Shooting & Scoring | Ability to Give & Recieve Passes - Stationary & In-motion
Puck Control | Puck Control in Basic Positions

START YOUR HOCKEY JOURNEY HERE

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Winter 21-22
November to March

Winter 21-22 Female Only
November to March

Location: RINK North

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

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